As the rain comes down on this dreary Toronto day, we at Like A Dad, want to take five minutes (that’s all we have), to give a shout out to all the fans.
As the person who does his best to fill the pages with entertaining words and photos, I get a real kick out of hearing stories of how much people enjoy the blog.
Sometimes in this social media crazed world, if there are no likes, retweets, hearts or comments, you forget that people are actually reading and enjoying your work. Just because there is no sign of it, they are there.
That is what makes it so cool when I hear via my wife, or at friend get-togethers, that my blog is a hit.
I have even had offers to help grow the brand and to spread Like A Dad even further.
Being a dad is the most fun I have had in my life and I feel blessed that I get to share it all with you. 20 years ago, dads were also having a lot of fun, but unless they were going to write a letter daily and then mail it to hundreds of people, their stories stayed put.
Dads of the digital age get to share, brag, vent and entertain to an unlimited amount of people.
The stars of the show are of course our two boys. Many who go on about how they like the blog always conclude that it sure helps having such great kids to share with the world.
It is true. They actually make me look like a much better dad than I probably am. We are a team of course. As I go, they go and vice versa.
I have a long list of things I want to write about and do to grow the blog. I am 100% confident I could grow it into something big. I mean, I have done it before (see Cuzoogle). But this time, the thing holding me back is a great problem to have.
Yep, you guessed it, actually being a parent.
On daily basis, there is not a lot of time to write and work on the blog. I am busy being dad and when I am not, I am probably hiding and trying to rest.
I don’t have the energy like I used to. Staying up until 3 am working on blog posts is not something I want to do.
So, I will keep plodding a long, trying to get all of the ideas and stories in my head out to you. I have decades of experiences ahead, so I am not worried about content.
Maybe I need help? Maybe I need to find other dads to contribute? Seems easy enough. But the dads I know are busy too.
Before I close, as I am sure I will hear “daddy” being called any second, I want to once again say thanks to all the readers, sharers, partners, companies I have worked with and finally, my family.
I invite you to spread the word to parents. Moms, dads and anyone who you think would find this blog entertaining to read. Send them the link. Your help is appreciated.
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